Manzano Pepper

Manzano peppers change from bright yellow to orange to red as the progressively mature. They're shape resembles that of an apple, from which they get their name. The pepper is used most commonly when mature or nearing maturity. The pepper is considered very spicy, ranging between 10,000 and 30,000 units on the Scoville scale. However, removing the seeds from the pepper will reduce much of the heat. 

These peppers date back to the ancient civilizations of the Andes mountain region, thriving in very high altitude levels.

Try adding manzano peppers to chili, soups, sauces, carnitas, salads, salsas, and more! Due to their thick skin, they make for an excellent stuffing pepper, pairing exceptionally well with lime, onion, avocado, oregano, tomato, cheeses, and more.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 pepper
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 11
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 3g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Available year round.

Also Known As

  • Manzana Pepper

Do not wash until use. Store in the refrigerator between 40 and 45 degrees for up to two weeks.

  • Orange Manzano pepper
  • Yellow Manzano pepper


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